Tuesday, February 3, 2009


The Virgins are an American band from New York City.

Influenced by 21st century indie tones and a late-70s new wave attitude similar to Talking Heads, the Virgins were formed in 2006 by lead singer/songwriter Donald Cumming. (The rest of the group consists of guitarist Wade Oates, bassist Nick Zarin-Ackerman, and drummer Erik Ratensperger.)

Before long, the Virgins hit the road opening for Mark Ronson, Tokyo Police Club, Sonic Youth, and Patti Smith, and played at the All Points West Festival in 2008. Recognized for being “artsy,” the band’s music was also featured on an episode of the hit television series Gossip Girl. Recently, Rolling Stone named their song “Rich Girls” the number 68 best song of 2008.

To listen to and learn more about the Virgins you can check out their website, www.thevirgins.net, or their MySpace, www.myspace.com/thevirginsnyc.

Related Artists: The Icarus Line, Tapes ‘N Tapes, and The Strokes

-Liz Alfonso

EDITOR'S NOTE: Don't forget! If you're 21+, check out The Virgins this Saturday at Great Scott! Doors are at 9pm and it costs $10. JUST DO IT.

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